The parents of the two Ecuadorian minors who traffickers threw over the border wall between Mexico and the United States live in New York, the Andean country’s foreign ministry reported on Friday.
In a statement he insisted on describing as “repudiable” the case of the two minors “inhumanly abandoned by human traffickers on the border of the United States. USA“.
And he reported that, through the Ecuadorian consulate in Houston, he is in permanent contact with the United States immigration authorities, in order to verify that the two girls are being cared for and cared for, as well as to know the procedures that the authorities will adopt in this case.
As a result of these efforts, it is known that the girls will soon be assigned to the Unaccompanied Minors Division / Office of Refugee Resettlement of USA to start the process of family reunification.
This process can take about six weeks until the sponsors (parents or relatives) present the required documentation, says the official note.
He points out that while the reunification process is taking place, the girls will stay in a shelter with other minors, “where they will have all their needs covered and will be able to communicate daily with their parents.”
The consulate in Houston maintained a dialogue with the minors and found that they are in good health, “and that they contacted their parents, who currently live in New York City,” he said.
The Ministry of Foreign Relations and Human Mobility is pending the development of the case, but at the same time, it works with the necessary reserve and confidentiality to protect the rights of Ecuadorian migrants and especially of minors and adolescents.
The Foreign Ministry reiterated its condemnation and rejected “these attitudes of contempt for human life on the part of those who commit crimes by illicit trafficking with migrants” and urged families and parents to avoid exposing themselves or their children to the dangers that violence entails. irregular migration.
Last Thursday, the White House was “alarmed” by the case of the two migrant girls who were dropped by a trafficker from the top of the border fence in the state of New Mexico, and asked that the undocumented avoid putting themselves in the hands of the coyotes who “abuse” them.
In her daily press conference, the White House spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, referred to the video released Wednesday by Customs and Border Protection, which shows a man dropping two girls, ages three and five, from the top of the border wall, which measures 4.2 meters.